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Re: Recreating history of a package (was: Re: Reusing source package name of long-removed, unrelated package)




On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 12:34:22PM -0500, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 05:59:40PM +0100, Carsten Leonhardt wrote:
> > Ian Jackson <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > 
> > > There are utilities that will download all revisions of a particular
> > > package from snapshot.d.o and make them into a combined history.
> > 
> > Would you care to name those you know of? I have been searching for
> > something like that but I didn't find anything useful.
> > 
> Use 'gbp import-dscs' with the --debsnap option.

...which happens to use the debsnap(1) tool from the devscripts package.

(debsnap(1) was one of the tools that I only learned about because of
 the "dpkg -L devscripts | grep bin/ | shuf -n10" question in
 the NM templates; many thanks to whoever added this one - and this
 goes for both the tool and the NM question :))

G'luck,
Peter

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